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Ontario Class Actions 2019 Mid-Year Update
A bi-annual overivew of the key actions influencing the Class Actions landscape across Canada, presented by BLG's leading Class Actions team.
Canada
31 Jul 2019
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Health Law Group Spotlight: New Partner Daniel Girlando
The Health Law Group is pleased to welcome its newest partner — Daniel Girlando. Daniel is a graduate of McGill University and has a long history with our firm. He articled with BLG in 2010-2011
Canada
23 Apr 2019
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Supreme Court Of Canada Won't Rule On Permissibility Of Global Class Actions: Leave Is Denied In Airia Brands
On October 25th, the Supreme Court of Canada dismissed an application for leave to appeal from the judgement of the Court of Appeal for Ontario in Airia Brands Inc. v. Air Canada ("Airia Brands").
Canada
1 Nov 2018
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Cautions Against Bringing Motions For Partial Summary Judgment
Earlier this month the Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision allowing the appeal of a partial summary judgment motion. The action arises from a claim for solicitor's negligence...
Canada
30 Oct 2017
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Ontario Court Of Appeal Allows Secondary Market Securities Class Action To Proceed
Last week the Court of Appeal for Ontario released a decision in Rahimi v. SouthGobi Resources Ltd. , allowing class action claims to proceed against former directors in a secondary market...
Canada
6 Oct 2017
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The Supreme Court Of Canada Facilitates Multijurisdictional Class Action Proceedings
This morning, the Supreme Court of Canada handed down its anticipated decision on sister cases Parsons v Ontario and Endean v British Columbia​, which both ask what powers provincial judges have in multi-jurisdictional class actions.
Canada
21 Oct 2016
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Superior Court Certifies Action As Class Proceeding For Settlement Against Three Major Banks For Fixing And Manipulating Rates
The Statement of Claim, issued in September 2015, pleads inter alia a statutory right of action for contraventions of the Competition Act, civil conspiracy and unjust enrichment.
Canada
1 Sep 2016
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Ontario Courts Can Hear Claims Relating To Foreign Exchanges, But The Question Is: When Is Ontario The Most Convenient Forum İn Which To Do So?
The Court of Appeal found that procedural barriers were being used to prevent the plaintiffs from having their claim heard on the merits, and therefore lifted the stay.
Canada
4 Aug 2016
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Ontario Superior Court Of Justice Denies Leave To Commence Class Action Under Securities Act
In Bradley v. Eastern Platinum Ltd., the Ontario Superior Court of Justice denied the plaintiff leave to commence a class action under the Securities Act.
Canada
8 Jul 2016
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Court Raises Threshold For Approving Settlement Of Securities Class Action
Financial institutions seeking approval of class action settlements should be prepared to meet this higher threshold.
Canada
11 Apr 2016
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Corporate-Veil Piercing Claim Against Owner Of Cheque-Cashing Facility For Knowing Receipt Certified As Class Action
In Lalani v. Reeves, Justice Belobaba of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified a class action brought on behalf of thousands of Toronto-area investors...
Canada
1 Mar 2016
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Superior Court Decision Offers Helpful Guidance In Pre-Certification Communications
On November 30th the Superior Court released its decision in de Muelenaere v Great Gulf Homes Limited.
Canada
8 Dec 2015
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Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corporation: Enforcing An Ecuadorian Judgment Against A U.S. Company In Ontario
In Yaiguaje v. Chevron Corp, 2013 ONCA 758, the Ontario Court of Appeal affirmed that an Ontario court has the power to recognize and enforce a judgment for approximately US $9.51 billion rendered by Ecuador’s National Court of Justice against Chevron Corporation ("Chevron"), and its Canadian subsidiary, Chevron Canada Limited ("Chevron Canada"), which was not a party to the Ecuadorian action.
Canada
27 Feb 2014
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Death Of Environmental Class Actions Post-"Inco" - Well, Maybe Not Quite Yet…
Last year BLG’s Environmental Law Cross-Country Check-Up discussed the Ontario Court of Appeal decision in "Smith v. Inco".
Canada
2 Jan 2013
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Smart Meter Announcement Prompts Human Rights Complaint
British Columbia Hydro’s announcement that it is installing wireless smart meters across the Province under a statutory mandate has given rise to an unusual human rights complaint.
Canada
10 Dec 2012
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The New Canada Consumer Product Safety Act: A Catalyst For Cross-Border Mass Tort Litigation?
New and expanded product safety legislation in Canada, superimposed on a backdrop of jurisdictions willing to certify mass tort and personal injury claims, has created an environment ripe for increasing class action activity across the U.S./Canada border.
Canada
1 Apr 2012
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Lake Class Actions – The New Splash
Canadian lakes are shared common resources governed by overlapping municipal, provincial and federal laws. They are also often surrounded by private property – cottages, marinas and so on.
Canada
13 Oct 2011
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Class Actions And The Insurance Industry
Class Action! The words hardly raise the spectre of asbestos, mould or historical abuse, but they are a risk that will not be legislated out of existence or solved by technology.
Canada
12 Sep 2011
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Canada’s Judicial Protocol For Multi-Jurisdictional Class Actions
Cross-border class actions raise due process and litigation preclusion issues of significance to United States counsel seeking to either implement multi-jurisdictional settlements or to select the most favourable venue for trial.
Canada
11 Aug 2011
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